I am trying to find a way to buy BTSX and it is proving to be difficult for me.
I have tried to find a seller of BTSX in exchange for physical gold, no takers. Scratch that option.
If I had other assets to trade such as BTC or cash, would I need an exchange?
Can I get an account on an exchange without a bank account?
I have a BTC-e account but haven't used it yet, plus BTC-e doesn't do BTSX so it's worthless for this effort anyway.
Is it possible to get an account on an exchange anonymously? (it appears I can on BTC-e, but since I haven't made a deposit or sent funds to my BTC address there I still don't know. I might run into an issue upon withdrawal or transfer to another address.
I could buy BTC from somebody locally (relatively local) with cash, and it could be sent to my BTC wallet (for example Electrum), but then what?
I think this is going to be very difficult to pull off without an "insider" willing to help, such as someone I could send BTC to who would redeem them for BTSX and then send the BTSX to my registered name for me to pick up in my personal BitShares wallet.
I may chew up quite a bit in overhead / fees, but at this point I'm just looking for a pathway to accomplish the task.